Multiple studies and surveys across the years have shown that feeling appreciated is an important driver of employee engagement in the workplace and we’re here to help! Employee-centered company events can make a real difference in the way your business functions and although most companies host holiday parties, it’s important to celebrate and acknowledge your employees hard work year round.
Here are four reasons why you should throw an employee event this summer and a few examples of how Riverbanks Zoo & Garden can help:
This may go without saying but low morale can be destructive – leading to dissatisfaction, poor productivity, absenteeism and even turnover. Corporate events are the perfect opportunity to acknowledge and show your employees they are valued and appreciated within the company.
Why not lighten the mood for your next corporate reception and host it in Waterfall Junction? This 3-acre interactive garden features giant tree houses, a Dino dig, and a 25-foot cascading waterfall, presenting the perfect environment for your employees to take a break from stress and simply relax.
Company Picnics Improve Work-Life Balance
Positive work-life balance has immeasurable benefits on company culture and the overall performance of your workforce. These days, it can be difficult for employees to effectively split their time between family and their work responsibilities. When you incorporate family in to a company event, you show your employees that you understand the importance of life outside of the workplace.
Employee picnics are a great way for you to include the entire family at your company’s next event and our Picnic Packages make planning a breeze. These packages are for groups of 100 or more and they include all of the essentials needed to host your daytime event: admission tickets, a catered lunch and the facility rental! Picnic tables, event staff, set up and clean up are also included.
Build Team Unity with an Employee Event – and Critters!
Company and Employee events are a great way to bring your team closer together. This is especially important if you have staff members working in different offices or locations. Company events promoting a cohesive workforce are also a great way to break down walls and barriers in the workplace. Taking your team out of a high-stress or formal work environment, would allow your employees the ability to relax and connect with their co-workers and bosses on a human level.
Sea Lion Landing makes an incredible event venue for groups of 25 to 200, and it is truly the only one of its kind. This exhibit and multi-level space offers your group spectacular views from varying vantage points for watching Riverbanks fin-footed favorites in action. The Wharf, the upper deck of the structure, allows your guests a broader look from above at the animals’ 250,000-gallon saltwater habitat while also providing the perfect area to set up a chef-attended action station like Shrimp and Grits and a plentiful bar!
Corporate Events Can Promote Creativity
Corporate events are much more than just a chance for employees to gather. Company events can help promote creativity and create a better, more focused team. When you take a team outside their normal environment and put them in a new setting, it forces them to think outside the box.
Working in the same environment everyday can be repetitive so we’ve created two daytime Meeting Packages to help get your teams’ creative juices flowing. With these packages we’ve simplified the planning process – from pricing to execution. Both packages include everything you need for a productive meeting in one of our inspiring and unique daytime venues. Whether you go with our Half-Day Package or the All-Day Package, we can ensure you’ll have everything you need for a meeting that’s noteworthy.